About Waiheke Island New Zealand
View of Auckland City from Waiheke Island
Waiheke Island is a small island located in the Hauraki Gulf, just under 18 kilometres off the coast of Auckland City, New Zealand. Waiheke Island is a popular tourist destination and is the third most populated island in New Zealand.
Waiheke Island can be reached by a short boat ride and has many great tourist attractions and activities.
Waiheke Island Activities
Waiheke Island is beautiful with a huge range of activities including sightseeing, mountain biking, sea kayaking and vineyard and winery tours.
Waiheke Island has many stunning beaches, some with easy access, others tucked away and accessible only by boat or kayak.
Waiheke Island Winery
Waiheke Island beaches include:
- Oneroa Beach
- Little Oneroa Beach
- Palm Beach
- Little Palm Beach
- Blackpool Beach
- Cactus Bay
- Surfdale Beach
Waiheke Island offers a variety of walkways - along the coast, through bush, farmland and reserves and past vineyards and prestigous houses.
Most walks enjoy stunning coastal views over the Hauraki Gulf.
Waiheke Island walkways include:
- Matiatia NW Corner Waiheke Walk
- Church Bay Circuit
- Onetangi Bay Tracks
- Mac's Track
- Orapiu Track
- Hekerua Track
- Oneroa Tracks